The first steps towards Berliner Seilfabrik were made in 1865, when a company producing ropes for the Berliner elevator industries was founded.
The quality of the Berliner ropes has gained a world wide reputation. The first net stuctures developed for climbing equipment were created in the early 70’s. Now, with over 40 years of experience in the playground equipment industry, combined with our extensive rope manufacturing knowledge we have designed a variety of products for unique playground landscapes which comply with international safety standards. Our playground landscapes are instantly recognizable, due to the combination of extensive rope design development and creative ideas.
National and international patents of the majority of our products are proof of our individuality and technical edge.
The integrity of our structures has been recognized by the German, European and American standard committee for sport and leisure equipment, of which we are permanent members.
Play Equipment for Life
This claim means a lot to us. It defines the way we build playgrounds and the way we think.
Our playgrounds are made for generations – built to last for decades to bring movement not just to our kids, but to their kids also; therefore addressing sustainability in the interests of future generations.
To achieve an optimum of sustainability, playgrounds have to be long lasting investments.
We make our play structures last for decades, which makes replacements less necessary, thus saves resources. A large percentage of our playgrounds installed before 1980 are still in use, still safe, and still fun to play on.
Berliner Seilfabrik uses Aluminum made from 85 percent recycled pre- and postconsumer material. The steel we use to build our durable playgrounds is made from 70% postconsumer recycled steel. Our production has been PVC free for more than a decade. We take every step in the ‘cradle-to-cradle’ process seriously and ensure that the total carbon footprint of our products is as small as possible. Over 90 percent of our products and materials are recyclable and we put the remaining metal and HDPE remnants back into the recycling process. Our state-of-the-art powder coating process works solvent-free.
Our newly built, highly insulated production and office facility uses renewable energy; the entire building is equipped with energy efficient lighting. The warm/cold ground under the production area uses a counter-flow heat exchanger for cooling/heating of the offices.
To reduce water usage, we collect all rainwater in a reservoir to water the plants. Thinking green should not be limited to just the design of the most environmentally friendly play equipment.
At Berliner Seilfabrik, we don’t just think green, we work green. All of our products meet and exceed the regulations for lead in paint, lead in substrate and phthalates to protect both: our kids and the environment.